Lara Reed http://wxpr.org en Reed Resigns from Rhinelander Chamber http://wxpr.org/post/reed-resigns-rhinelander-chamber <p>Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director.&nbsp; Lara Reed announced her resignation today.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an email to the Chamber Membership Reed said she has truly enjoyed her time and work at the Chamber.&nbsp; She has been in the position since May of 2011.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Reed will head to a position with Ministry Medical Group.&nbsp;</p><p>The Rhinelander Chamber Board says it has begun the process to fill the position.</p><p>Reed’s last day will be January 10<sup>th</sup>. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:43:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11953 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Event Celebrates Logging Heritage http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-event-celebrates-logging-heritage <p>A new event promoting northern Wisconsin's logging heritage is coming to Rhinelander next summer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked with Chamber of Commerce Director Lara Reed about the Boom Lake Log Jam.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reed says there will be things to do for the whole family.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11643 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Event Celebrates Logging Heritage Chamber Promotion Successful in keeping $$ In Area http://wxpr.org/post/chamber-promotion-successful-keeping-area <p>Local merchants are working to have customer dollars stay locally instead of going out of town via the internet or buying in another community.</p><p></p><p>That's the thrust of a Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce promotion called "Chamber Bucks". Director Lara Reed says customers come to the Chamber to buy what amounts to a gift certificate there and then can redeem the Chamber Bucks at any participating chamber businesses...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:14:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11350 at http://wxpr.org Chamber Promotion Successful in keeping $$ In Area Tourism Spending Makes Money: Reed http://wxpr.org/post/tourism-spending-makes-money-reed <p>As the Oneida County Board recently wrestled to balance its 2014 budget, a proposed cut would have struck $10,000 from the county tourism council's budget.</p><p>Rhinelander Chamber Director Lara Reed said cutting the promotional budget for tourism could hurt the local economy as tourism revenue generates tax base...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....travelers in Oneida county spent $185 million dollars(this year)...that's $5,193 dollars for every man, woman and child in the county. Traveler spending supports 2,070 full-time equivalent jobs..."</u></i></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:28:26 +0000 Ken Krall 11009 at http://wxpr.org Tourism Spending Makes Money: Reed Country Fest Wields Economic Clout http://wxpr.org/post/country-fest-wields-economic-clout <p>Rhinelander is about to get hit with a wave of country music fans, during the area’s biggest tourism event.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The four-day Hodag Country Festival begins Thursday, and tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.&nbsp; Director of the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Lara Reed says the economic impact on the region is huge.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:02:16 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4734 at http://wxpr.org Country Fest Wields Economic Clout